Event Name: Bidar Offbeat Heritage Tour Duration: 3N/4D Max Participants: 12 Grade: Easy Location: Bidar
You have done exploring most of the prominent heritage sites and you feel that's all folks! Wait, then you are mistaken, embellished on the map of Karnataka there's another offbeat place which needs your attention yes guys its Bidar this time! Like every time Trikon is all set to take you back in time so that you see the unseen hear the unheard and explore the unexplored to the fullest. The beautiful Hindi song Ishq Sufiyaana, from the Bollywood movie Dirty Picture, was shot here, featuring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan.
About Bidar: A hill stop city situated on the Deccan plateau, Bidar is a place that catches your attention instantly. Its ruined forts. Bidar city is known for its Bidri handicraft products, and its rich history. Bidar is also considered one of the holiest places for the Sikh pilgrimage. Unlike other places in the region, Bidar is the coldest and wettest place in north Karnataka. For the year 2009-10, Bidar was ranked 22nd among the cleanest cities in India and 5th cleanest in Karnataka. SH4 passes through Bidar and the whole city is integrated with 4 lane road. Picturesquely perched on the Deccan plateau, the Bidar fort is more than 500 years old and still standing strong. This place isn't known too much except a few heritage lovers, this time give time a break and go for this destination.
*Major Attractions* Ever glorifying Bidar Fort (Huge premises with many points of interest) Experiences scintillating feel at Guru Jhira Sahib Curiously explore the underground Narsimha Jharna Mandir Explore local markets Click pictures at Mohammad Gawan Madrasa See the Solah Khamba Mosque
Itinerary Day 0: Friday, Report at CSTM: 8:30 PM, Dadar: 9:00 pm, Thane: 9:15 pm and Kalyan: 9:30 pm. Overnight journey via sleeper class train to Bidar ( 12 Hours Overnight) Have dinner from home or get it packed to have in train. Seat allocation is done at the station or 1 hour before departure. Do let us know if you have any preferences.
Day 1: Saturday Reach Bidar station by 9 am in the morning and proceed towards your hotel. We will book a clean, hygienic and pretty place near prominent locations to explore the places. Have breakfast once you check-in and freshen up to start the journey. We explore the places either on a bus or Innova depending upon a number of participants. Our first pit stop is at Bidar fort which takes around a good 2-3 hours to explore fully with a local guide who shares information about the places. We have lunch post this destination at Guru Jhira Sahib where the water pool and mantra chants give you peace. Have langar at Gurudwara and rest for a while. Start remaining sightseeing with Narsimha Jharna Mandir, where you walk in knee-deep water an adventure truly. Come back to the hotel by evening. Relax for the day! Have dinner play games and sleep tight.
Day 2: Sunday Wake up at 8 am! Start freshening up and have breakfast. By 10 am we start today's sightseeing to cover other important places. Explore Bahmani Ruler tombs, Barid Shahi Tombs, Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan, Chaubara and Deva Deva Vana one by one to understand the importance of Bahumani Rulers in the Indian history. Have lunch and roam around the local markets to shop and eat. Come back to the hotel. Check out and leave for the station. Board train at 7 pm and leave for Mumbai.
Day 3: Monday Reach Mumbai by 7:30 am! Trip concludes.
Inclusions Mumbai to Bidar to Mumbai both ways Train Tickets Stay on triple sharing basis Day 1 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 2 Breakfast and Lunch Private transportation for 2 days Monument entry charges and guide fees Trikon lead expertise
Exclusions Any meals ordered during a train journey Mineral water ordered Evening snacks Camera costs 5% GST
Things to Carry Identity card. 2-liter water. Camera (Optional). Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder. Snacks & Biscuits. Extra Pair of Clothes. Warm clothing for the night. Clean napkin & towel. Sunscreen. Torch. Mosquito Repellent. Cap, sunglasses, scarf. Haversack or Backpack. Please carry medicines if you need any. Hand Sanitizer.